Category: What’s New

2021 St. Jude Mk4 Charity Build

I dare you to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and NOT become a life long supporter of these amazing people who bring hope to so many parents of children with cancer. We began supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2015 by donating a kit to…Read More

US Army Ret. SSG Travis Mills Visits!

We were honored to host a very special visitor to Factory Five on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, Travis Mills. Travis is retired United States Army Staff Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne and a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times…Read More

Customer Mike C. Graduates his Mk4 Roadster!

After seeing the originals in 1965, customer Mike C. from Rochester, MI has wanted to build his own Roadster. The time finally came in 2015 which happened also be his 50th birthday, and Mike placed his order for a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. Mike received his kit in November 2015,…Read More

The Goode Family Build an Mk3 Roadster

Customer Ian G. from Alberta, Canada has officially graduated his Mk3 Roadster build! Ian took delivery of his Roadster in June 2006, and built the car with his two sons. They officially had their Mk3 on the road in 2010 in gel-coat with the donor car's 5.0L enigne. They would…Read More Profiles Factory Five Mk4 in Dubai!

Factory Five's community continues to expand around the world with customers in other countries building and driving FFR kits. We recently were sent this story posted on's website about a customer, Sam, who purchased a Mk4 Roadster in early 2020, and has been driving it around Dubai for the…Read More

Customer Ron V. Shares Coupe Build Update

Customer Ron V. sent us an update on his Factory Five Type 65 Coupe build commenting that he's been hard at work and having fun since delivery! The Coupe was built with a carbureted, aluminum head, BluePrint Engines 347, a TKO 600 transmission, Moser 8.8" rear end with 3.55 gears,…Read More

Factory Five Community Charity Work in COVID Year!

Got lemons? Make Lemonade is the old adage.  That's exactly what the crew at Factory Five and the larger Factory Five community has been doing this year of COVID, a.k.a. "The Year without car shows!"  FFR charitable work has been remarkable and the results are making a a real difference. Here are…Read More

Welcome Customer Shawn D. to FFR Tech!

I am proud to welcome Shawn Doucette to the Tech Support team here at Factory Five Racing! Shawn is a longstanding member of the FFR community, and built his own Mk3.1 Roadster in 2008. His forum handle on The Factory Five Forum is BTTFMk3. He starts in a few weeks,…Read More

Factory Five Earns RCN Drivers’ Choice Award!

Factory Five Racing has been awarded the 2020 Driver's Choice Award from Rare Car Network in the D.I.Y. Build Packages category! The category featured a dozen different companies offering everything from exos to classic replicas. Brad Bisnette from Rare Car Network with Dave Smith. Factory Five was awarded the “Driver’s…Read More

Art Q. Graduates His 818C Build!

Factory Five customer Art Q. from Indiana had been dreaming about building his own car since the 1960s. When he saw the 818 the other year, he knew that was the car he wanted to build. Art was looking for a project that allowed him to design and fabricate extras,…Read More

Texas Cobra Club Event – October 2020

This year, there have been very few car events due to the coronavirus, BUT the good people at the Texas Cobra Club held their Spring Cruise-In (delayed) in the Fall, and I was lucky to attend. Organizer Ken Walker spearheaded the four day event, which highlighted cruises each day, a…Read More